I was not looking forward to the day ahead of me. Although I loved learning and school, there were things that had kept me up all night last night. For a start,Ii knew that I had to spend the whole day with the annoying horrible mean pig that everyone else called Ron. Urghhhh. I hated him so much!!
But the main reason was that I was scared who I would be partnered with for the tent project. I hoped that it was Harry, because even though he usually hung out with the pig, he was at least nice to me and a good friend. I went down to breakfast, but I didn't feel like watching the pig's food being chewed up in his mouth for some reason, so I sat with Ginny instead.
'I feel so sorry for you Hermione, having to do that tent thing!' Ginny told me. I had forgotten that Ginny was the year below me and wouldn't be taking part in the project.
'Well, you never know, they might do it again next year, which would mean that you would have to do it as well,' I said.
'Oh, I hope they don't!' she squealed. We carried on talking about this until it was time for our first lesson. We said good bye at the marble staircase and I then made my way to transfiguration. When I got there, I sat at a table on my own behind Parvati and Lavender. I made sure that I was the furthest that I could be away from the pig.
We had to try and turn five quills into a small bird, and I managed it on my first go, so i had to wait for quite a long time for everyone else to finish. However, Professor McGonagall told us to pack up ten minutes before we usually did, because she said she had to tell us who we would be sharing a tent with for the rest of this term. I suddenly got all nervous and jittery. She read out a big long list, and I kept waiting to hear my name, but it never came until the very end. Professor McGonagall read:
'Neville will be sharing with Lavender;
Harry will be sharing with Parvati;
and Ron will be sharing with Hermione.'
Ron and I both stood up, and at the same time we yelled 'I am NOT sharing with THEM!!!!'
Professor Mcgonagall looked very shocked that we had stood up and yelled, but then she looked angry.
'You will do what I tell you and that is final. To be honest, I am very disappointed in both of you. This is a great opportunity to have some independence, but all you do is shout at me. Five points will be lost from gryffindor each. Now you may sit down.'
We both sat down slowly, glaring at each other. Although we were angry, niether one of us wanted to loose any points from Gryffindor. However, as I watched the pig sit back down, I realized that all the boys surrounding him were praising him! Seamus was clapping him on the back and Dean was laughing with him. People obviously thought he was cool for shouting in class, and I wondered if the girls would think that of me. But when i looked at Lavender and Parvati in front of me they just shuffled further away from me and started talking. I began to eavesdrop, wondering what they were saying.
'I can't believe Granger said that to Ron, it was so horrible of her!' said Lavender. 'I didn't stand up and shout when I found out I was with Neville, and he's the biggest loser in the whole school!'
'I'm with Harry. Did you know i used to fancy him?' said Parvati.
'Why don't you now?'
'Because when we went to the yule ball together he was really annoying and wouldn't dance with me.'
'Well, at least he's decent and kind of hot. If I had it my own way, I definitely would have chosen to go with Ron, he's sooooo cute!!!' said Lavender gushingly.
My eyes widened. That was NOT allowed. How could she call him cute? Did she have a crush on him? I suddenly felt all annoyed and angry making me want to punch Lavender in the face. My blood started to boil and I felt hot all over. She could never like him, they hardly knew each other. He would never like her in a thousand years, would he?? There was no way that they would EVER be allowed to go out with each other.
To calm myself down, I just thought to myself, 'Well it hasn't gone her way and it will be me sharing a tent with Ron so I can have him all to myself! In your face! Hahahahahaha.'
Wait wait wait. What was i thinking??? 'I can have him all to myself'??? Did i fancy Ron Weasley??? I knew the answer.
I hated him.
Or did I?!?!